Angie's Slow Cooked Cajun White Beans and Rice

Great Northern Beans

Diana Rattray. The Spruce Eats, 2005.

  • Total: 5 hrs 55 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
293 Calories
2g Fat
55g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 293
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 11g 41%
Protein 15g
Calcium 101mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These simple great northern white beans are cooked in the slow cooker with bacon, seasonings, and the holy trinity of Cajun cooking; onion, celery, and bell pepper. This recipe adds diced carrots and herbs to the beans and extra bacon — Angie's beans.


  • 1 lb. great northern white beans
  • 3 to 4 strips of bacon (diced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • Dash salt and pepper
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice

Steps to Make It

  1. Let beans soak overnight in the refrigerator; drain.

  2. Put beans in a Dutch oven; cover with fresh water. Simmer beans until tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Transfer the beans to the slow cooker and add the bacon and onions; cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Serve the beans over hot cooked rice.

Recipe Tip

If the beans are cooked, but the juices are too thin, you may have to boil the beans on the stove until they're thicker.